IDPH Reports 12,702 New Coronavirus Cases with 43 Additional Deaths; Region 10 Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average Increases to 13.7%

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Illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday, November 12, 2020 reported 12,702 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 43 additional deaths. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 5, 2020 – November 11, 2020 is 13.9%, according to the IDPH.

According to the IDPH, Region 10 (suburban Cook County) reported 10 days of test positivity increases with the latest Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average report at 13.7%. The latest Daily Test Positivity rated was report at 16.0%. Region 10 reported 11 consecutive days of 10.1% or greater. IDPH reported 10 days of Hospital Admission Increases.

The Medical Surgical Bed Availability was reported below the threshold of 20% at 19%.

ICU Bed Availability with a threshold of 20% was reported at 25%.


New Deaths in All Counties

Adams County: 1 male 80s
Brown County: 1 male 90s
Bureau County: 1 male 90s
Clinton County: 1 male 50s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
DeKalb County: 1 male 50s
DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
Edwards County: 1 male 70s
Fulton County: 1 male 70s
Knox County: 1 male 80s
Lake County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
Macon County: 1 male 80s
Montgomery County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
Morgan County: 1 male 50s
Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
Vermilion County: 1 female 90s
Wayne County: 1 male 80s
Whiteside County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 536,542 cases, including 10,477 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 100,617 specimens for a total 8,765,100. As of last night, 5,258 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 956 patients were in the ICU and 438 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 5– November 11 is 12.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 5, 2020 – November 11, 2020 is 13.9%.

To help decrease the positivity rate, IDPH recommends the following.

Yesterday, IDPH released additional recommendations for how best for Illinoisans to keep themselves and their families safe as cases continue to rise in the state. For the next three weeks, IDPH is asking people to stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work if working from home is not an option, buying groceries, and visiting the pharmacy. CDC and IDPH recommend limiting travel no matter the distance. In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected].

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